AP exams, personality traits more likely to predict long-term college success

Long-term success in college may be better predicted with Advanced Placement (AP) exams and personality traits in combination with standard admission practices, according to new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Rice University.


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Spotlight News:

  • 2014 Congratulations in Order!! To Samuel Posnock for successfully proposing his doctoral thesis! To Victor Ellingsen for passing his prelim exams!
  • Welcome New NSF-REU Kathrina Robotham!
  • Congratulations to Betts, M, Kanfer, R, Conklin, E., Ackerman P, Calderwood, C., Kerry, M. Posnock, S., Farmer, S., and Barnett, G. for 2013 student presentations
  • Congratulations to Victor Ellingsen for defending his masters
  • Rory Dixon, 2013 Moll Davenport Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Psychology Award
  • Congratulations to Charles Calderwood for receiving his PhD!
  • Congratulations to Erin Marie on receiving grant approval for her Doctoral dissertaion. “Efficacy of Self-control/Self-regulation Training Interventions to Improve Sleep Habits: Impact on Employee Fatigue.”
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Prospective Graduate Student Information

  • Graduate students in the Knowledge and Skill Co-Laboratory are often members of the I/O Psychology program. But we have also supervised and continue to welcome graduate students from other program areas, including Engineering Psychology, Cognitive Aging, and Quantitative Psychology. For answers to FAQs about graduate admissions, click here.
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The Knowledge and Skill Laboratory is located in the newly renovated J.S. Coon building just off North Avenue in the historic area of Georgia Tech’s campus. On this page you can find maps and directions to help you find the laboratory. If you do not wish to drive, MARTA is the convenient train and bus-based public transportation system of Atlanta. Click below for custom directions.